“If we desire democratic rights for ourselves and our children, this is the very moment that we must shed our tendency of quiet civility and shout, collectively, loud enough that the court in Washington is aware that American citizens will accept nothing short of the legacy the Continental Congress intended for us after blood was shed for this nation’s freedom.”
“If [he] and [his] fellow North Carolina Republican politicians and President Trump ever get around to opening our federal government again, I hope [he] will consider doing something about the repeated flooding problems which put the lives of us here in North Carolina in danger year after year.”
“No one, and I mean no one, is asking whether or not HCA will continue to serve everyone who comes to them for care.”
“I dreamed of The Race Relations Station, a place where all kinds of people gather in small groups, simply getting to know folks different from themselves and discovering their common humanity.”
What would you do if you had superpowers for a day? Xpress wants to know! Submit student art, essays and poems by Feb. 8 to be considered for the 2019 Kids Issues.
“My service club experience was with the Johnson City Jaycees and the Mars Hill Civitan clubs, both now defunct. Could it be that the reason they failed is the loss of the right of free association?”
“Many restaurants in Asheville have stopped offering plastic straws in response to this issue, which is an impressive step in the right direction. Straws, however, make up a trifling percentage of plastic waste, and real progress will take much more effort.”
“Warren Haynes’ 30th Christmas Jam was special. There is no doubt that the spirit of Christmas ran through me that night.”
Crying about the year’s area government scandals doesn’t do much good — but bursting into song just might!
You asked, they answered: sage advice from Buncombe County Commissioner Al Whitesides, Dr. Carl Mumpower (chair of the Buncombe County GOP), Abby Roach (aka The Spoon Lady), former City Council member Cecil Bothwell, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Asheville City Council member Julie Mayfield.
“I have a fantasy, sparked by a friend’s wistful Facebook comment, that everyone could come together to spread all of these many jolly activities (and their associated deadlines) throughout the year, perhaps loosely attached to an underperforming existing holiday.”
Sharing is caring, as the old saying goes. But it is also proving to be a nifty way for start-up businesses to get a piece of Asheville’s economic pie — not to mention a source of consternation for city officials struggling to regulate the growing industry. In the wake of last October’s controversy over the […]
The most important thing is not to panic. Remember that most humans are just as scared of you as you are of them. Ninety percent of the time, they’ll run away. Try to resist the urge to chase them.
Best place to find your soulmate while in Asheville for a bachelorette party The Pubcycle — All you have to do is shout “Woo!” loudly enough, and he/she/they shall appear. Mission Hospital ER — This is going to make the funniest story someday. The Hot Spot. Worst busker Anybody with an amplifier. The yelling man. […]
Five celebrated Asheville restaurants announce plans to adopt taco-focused concepts. Also: A new city ordinance taps downtown retailers to support WNC’s beer industry, and two beloved local coffee shops cave to Starbucks.
2019 prediction: Town of Biltmore Forest will greatly expand its influence in county government by allowing trees to vote.